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. i spoke with streep when she was in washington promoting the museum. her passion for women's history is also evident in the role she chooses including her oscar winning portrayal of the powerful british prime minister, margaret thatcher. >> i thought it would be really interesting to look hard at a person whose life honestly i had not known very much about. but i had been quite judgmental about. as we are with women in politics we are much harder, especially women, on each other. and i wanted to look more deeply at her life, her achievements. >> streep hopes to use what she learned from the parter her push for national women's history museum. >> i don't know if i have anything even approaching her grit and that is the word, gosh, i wish i did. make everything a lot easier. i think she battled forward with unrelenting determination. i wish i had that same strength in purpose. i just have my beliefs that it's a good idea. >> streep came to washington, d.c. this week for a gala in support. congress is stalling the sale of the site to build the museum. >> we're not asking for money, for
things done. >> marriage equality laws passed during the election took effect in washington state and maryland as same sex couples lined up to formalize their unions. now the issue goes to the supreme court. earlier in the year the court affirmed the legality of obamacare, also known as the patient protection and affordable care act. with that 5-4 decision and the re-election of president obama states are now working towards putting the law into effect. and even before president obama is sworn into office the 2016 rumor mill has begun - will she or won't she run? no one knows for sure. we do know hillary clinton says she's leaving the high wire act of politics. she's travelled nearly one million miles and visited at least 120 countries. she's met with world leaders as well as women's groups to work toward women's empowerment. now she says she needs some down time. >> i think after 20 years it will be 20 years of being on the high wire of american politics and all of the challenges that come with that it would be probably good idea to just find out how tired i am. >> in response to
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